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Latest on NRL rebel’s rumoured Super League move following surprise revelation

Joseph Leilua is now being linked to a move to rugby union.

It follows the news that current club Wests Tigers are preparing to offer the 29-year-old a train-and-trial contract, worth just $1000 a week – a pay cut which would amount to over $800,000 for Leilua.

Leilua has been linked to a move to Super League, but his management are reportedly planning to send highlights of his performances to US rugby clubs playing in the 12-team Major League Rugby competition.

Despite winning the Dally M Centre of the Year twice in his career so far, Leilua has had notorious spats with former boss Ricky Stuart at the Canberra Raiders as well as current head coach Michael Maguire at Wests.

Leilua has made 224 appearances in the NRL since making his debut for the Sydney Roosters back in 2010, but it seems as though he has run out of chances and will head to the Super League in a bid to rejuvenate his career that once appeared so fruitful.

Capped 15 times by Samoa, Leilua would certainly offer a dangerous outlet out wide, whilst Super League moves have been extremely beneficial for the likes of Ben Barba and Jackson Hastings in the past.

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